So I hit up AR today, just before closing. There wasnt any parking, so I had to park illegally, so I didnt have much time in there... But here is what I saw... TONS OF NEW COLORS!!! HOLY :censor: ! They had in the new Fall colors: Cities: truffle, greige, black, white Firsts: grenat, greige, truffle, black, white (soo yummy) and red (also yummy) leathers are sporatically better, some still shiny and veiny (grenat/truffle/greige/black) and some thick and smooth (white and red), not much in between- the SAs seemed confused by the extemes in the leather... dont blame them! i like the smooth leather, but I think it needs a lot of use to get it to have the VINTAGE, DISTRESSED LOOKS we all know and love. Why buy a bbag that looks like its right off the line? i want mine to look loved... next week they'll be getting in the larger sizes in the fall colors- no word on the winter colors yet... It was really fabulous to go in there when they were unpacking boxes- right in the open... never seen that before. like Xmas for a bagaholic! well anyway, my interpretation of the colors is as follows: the most recent pics are very accurate... red - gorgeous, pure red grenat- same as bordeaux, different colored thread truffle- a brown with green undertones- very pretty IMHO greige- light grey with a little brown- aka dove grey (was not impressed in person, huge surprise to me!) (note: no blue roi or sapin to be seen...) black- better than the other 06 blacks i've seen, but not 05 leather (def no 04 leather) whtie- super smooth and solid and pretty... of course as expected. SPRING 06: b&w tapestry - courier and day lilac- assorted emerald- assorted rouille- assorted linea metallica- pale rose ink- aulmonaire (or whatever...), first hook bag- black (super shiny & hard though) The SA told me maybe Bal was redoing the same colors b/c of their certain popularity the season before... rouge=red, grenat=bordeaux and so on. Oh well! i hope spring is more fun! otherwise... its only eBa and thats just so depressing! OK, well I just got home from dancing and singing all night (6 am here..) so I'm off to bed! night night!